Until two days ago, rumors suggested that Apple was gearing up for a new MacBook Pro launch that would be followed by additional outputs sometime later this year. Apple MacBook users have often found connectivity issues in their high-end notebooks. They complain that standard ports that work on any other computer brand don’t work on Apple. Apple users are required to purchase expensive accessories, like dongles and docking stations. The rumor started all thanks to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said that MacBook Pro models could feature an integrated HDMI port and SD card reader. Kuo also claimed that the MacBook will launch in the second half of 2021. He didn’t stop there – he wrote a letter and sent it to investors stating that the new notebook will launch in the second half of the year and it will come with significant changes and design re-launch. Kuo also claimed that there will be changes added to the video output and memory card reader, which will be marked as practical additions. He also went on to say that Apple will be launching a 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook models. He also believes that the classic MagSafe connector will be making a comeback and the edges might be flatter than predicted. He also predicted that the new MacBook might come with additional ports to expand the options for connectivity. Kuo was apparently not the only analyst who made these predictions; Mark Gurman was on the same boat. We all know that almost every professional photographer and videographer relies on Mac computers – they need the computer for editing like a fish needs water to survive. Hence, keeping this in mind, bringing back the SD card reader sounds like a great idea! Mac fans have hated the Touch Bar option and they aren’t too excited for it to make a return. But these were all mere predictions – today, we’re down with official details! Apple fans will be elated to know that Apple’s 2021 MacBook Pro refresh is actually coming with not just the SD card reader but also the HDMI port! Kuo and Gurman were completely on point with their predictions!Apple faced massive criticism a few years ago when it replaced all the ports and came up with a new USB Type-C standard. In fact, until 2015, MacBook Pro series used to function on USB Type-A ports, Thunderbolts, HDMI, and the average SD card reader. Not to forget, it used to come with MagSafe charging option. It was a disaster for fans when Apple cut out all these features! But it seems like Apple has finally heard its fans and has decided to restore its former glory! Here’s what the official website reports:The 13-inch MacBook Pro will have an M1 chip with 8-core GPU and a 16-core Neural Engine. The device comes with an 8GB memory and 256GB SSD storage. There’s also a 13-inch Retina display with True Tone along with a Magic Keyboard. Unfortunately, Touch Bar is making a return (fans may not approve of it) along with Touch ID. There’s also a Force Touch trackpad, two Thunderbolt/ USB 4 ports. The 16-inch MacBook pro has an M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-core GPU and all the same features. However, its SSD storage is higher – 512GB. The processor speeds is definitely worth it. Among the new set of features and specifications, you’d especially like the changes done to the hard drive installations, VGA, and the Native Display Port. The MacBook comes in two colors: space grey and silver. The price starts at $1199! You may also pay in installments, making it $108.25 per month. Furthermore, Bloomberg has suggested that the Apple card might give discount to customers. For more decodes and reviews like this, like our page on Facebook. We cover technology, gadgets, and scientific news from around the world!
Fry’s Electronics is calling it quits for good!Fry’s Electronics, a decades-old shopping destination for gadgets of all kinds, is permanently shutting down its stores across the country. On Tuesday, a former employee announced on twitter that the electronics retailer, which had eight stores in total, has decided to halt its operations nationwide effective last night. The retailer’s Facebook account has also vanished and its Twitter account has been set to private – It was accessible until earlier this evening, but they hadn’t posted anything in quite some time. Honestly, if you’ve been to their stores in the past year or two, you would have kind of figured that the family-owned business is almost at the verge of extinction. Ever since online retailers like Amazon, Newegg, etsy etc. have taken over the world, many brick-and-mortar stores have been pushed to their graves for good, and Fry electronics is the latest among them.The fact that the company managed to survive this long is praise-worthy in itself. Firstly, they initiated a campaign to sell items at the same price as online retailers. They introduced a children’s toy aisle, a separate aisle for huge TV sets and even perfumes. But nothing worked. By 2019, a store that used to be a treasure house of all the gadgets including computers, TV, video games, home appliances and audio equipment had transformed into a ghost house with empty shelves.I happened to be near the Fry’s Electronics in Roseville, CA today, so I stopped by to check out the current state of the chain, which is going through some bizarre trauma that has left it largely unstocked.Warning: This is going to be heartbreaking. pic.twitter.com/w7aEmyoA9q— Harry McCracken (@harrymccracken) February 17, 2020It was revealed that the retailer had no option but to adopt a consignment model, where the suppliers are only get paid for their goods after Fry’s managed to sell them.Unfortunately, this strategy wasn’t enough to keep them afloat. Earlier, a former employee revealed that Samsung had quit doing business with them due to huge number of unpaid bills. The company also fired a chunk of their labor force to save money even before the pandemic.Bitwit, a popular YouTuber, uploaded a video investigating all the debts that this once-leading store had sunk into. You can see that video here:Considering the rising debts and deteriorating financial situation, the company started to shut down its stores one by one, and not just the small ones, but the big ones as well, including an infamous cowboy-themed store located in the heart of Silicon Valley. The company was also known for decorating its stores with weird themes and props, such as Egyptians and cowboys. If you happened to go to one of their stores in the 90’s, you would know the exciting experience of walking through aisles filled with mummies and sarcophagi, or seeing fake horses and hot air balloons hanging from the ceiling. For kids, a shopping experience at the Fry’s stores was nothing less than visiting an amusement park.Just heard Fry's Electronics is immediately going out of business tonight, here's some of my favorite themed Fry's locations: @ City of Industry, CA pic.twitter.com/gOorSYACNM— Froyo Tam 💽 #BlackLivesMatter (@FroyoTam) February 24, 2021With the Fry Electronics’ exit, we can surely say that we’re moving towards the end of the era of physical gadget stores. Thanks to the internet and big retail companies like Amazon, we no longer have to wait in big lines and fight over parking space to purchase an item. Since the advent of the internet, we have lost many once-great physical stores such as Toys R Us, The Sharper Image and Brookstone, Circuit City, the Bose stores, the Microsoft store and many more. Let’s just say our final goodbyes to the Fry’s Electronics, and move on with the day!Here’s to Fry’s electronics for providing us one of the most memorable in-store shopping experiences, Adieu, mercie beau-cou! Also, head to our Facebook page and read interesting articles about latest and bizarre gadgets of 2021. Don’t forget to press the like button.
Extraordinary mommy of an extraordinary child!Long before the world came to know Elon Musk as a self-made billionaire, his mother Maye Musk was a genius herself who worked incredibly hard to raise her children. Born in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1974, Maye Musk moved to the city of Pretoria in South Africa along with her family in 1950. She married her high-school lover at the age of 22, but her marriage couldn’t last long. She parted ways with her husband after nine years of abusive marriage, and raised her three children alone. Here are five incredible reasons why Elon Musk’s mom is a true genius:She is a supermodelSource: Getty ImageMaye developed her interest in modeling from a very young age and started her career in modeling at the age of 15. Earlier she believed that her modeling career would be over by the age of 18, but she continued working for decades and is now considered a successful runway and print model. “My friends tell me: I was famous before Elon was famous,” she said in an interview. She became even more successful when she hit her 60’s and decided not to color her hair. With a striking hairstyle of white hair, she grabbed even more jobs from renowned magazines and companies such as an ad for Virgin America and the frontpage of New York magazine in 2011. She also had a brief cameo appearance in Beyoncé’s music video “Haunted.”She is also a dietitianSource: Getty ImageWith her two master’s degrees in dietetics and nutritional science, she was a successful dietitian in South Africa. After moving to South Africa in her 40s, she rebuilt her dietitian career from scratch. Her job as a dietitian kept her finances flowing when she didn’t get modeling work. She is social media savvyContrary to the stereotype of old people not being able to understand social media, Maye is a straight-out social media maven. With the help of her credible social media connections, Maye landed her first couture show at the age of 67. She also used her twitter account extensively to build her career as a lecturer and dietitian. She raised her three genius children as a single motherSource: Getty imageMaye Musk struggled to make ends meet after her divorce. “After my divorce, I had to house and feed three kids without maintenance. Poverty makes you work really hard. I remember crying when one of my kids spilled milk. The saying goes ‘don’t cry over spilled milk.’ I cried because I couldn’t buy another milk that day,” Maye said in an interview.To take care of her children, she worked full time as a dietitian and model. There are times when she had to purchase secondhand clothes to save money. “I never felt guilty about working full-time, because I didn’t have a choice. Taking care of children was the top priority; I worked hard to keep roof over our heads, food in our stomach and basic clothes on our back,” Maye said in an interview.She knew that that she was raising a geniusSource: Getty ImageWhile promoting her memoir “A women Makes a Plan: Advice for a Lifetime of Adventure, Beauty, and Success,” Maye said that her son, Elon Musk, was showing signs of extraordinary brilliance when he was only 3 years old. “Well at 3, I knew he was a genius, but you still don’t know if he’s going to do great things.” Maye said, talking about her 49 year old son, Elon. With her correct guidance and upbringing, her now billionaire son continues to make history! To learn more about Elon Musk’s mother, her net-worth and living style, stay tuned to Hayvine and like our Facebook page.
Google has fired Margaret Mitchell, one of the company’s top artificial intelligence researchers. The reason being that she used an automated script to explore her emails for potential proof of discrimination against her colleague, Timnit Gebru – another leading employee on company’s AI ethics team who had gotten fired before.The decision of firing Mitchell comes one day after Google praised its AI teams for working on impartiality and ethics. Marian Croak, a Vice President in the engineering organization, is now made in charge of “a new center of expertise on responsible AI within Google Research,” Google announced in a blog post. In a statement to a media organization, Google said that the decision was made through weeks’ long investigation that found her guilty of sharing electronic files outside the company. According to the company, Mitchell violated the Google’s policies regarding security and code of conduct. “After conducting a review of this manager’s conduct, we confirmed that there were multiple violations of our code of conduct, as well as of our security policies, which included the exfiltration of confidential business-sensitive documents and private data of other employees,” Google said in an statement. Google’s conduct with its employees in the artificial intelligence research department has been under inspection since December’s expulsion of Gebru, a leading Black researcher in Silicon Valley. Gebru’s termination sparked anger and distrust among Google’s employees who are accusing the company for discrimination. Gebru claimed that she was terminated because of raising speculations on the company’s decision of not publishing a paper regarding AI language mimicking technology that could harm marginalized communities. According to one employee, the decision of Mitchell’s firing was informed to her team on Friday in an urgently called meeting. The person claimed that limited information and reasoning had been given to them for her dismissal. Alex Hanna, a senior researcher of Mitchell’s team, took to twitter to express her distrust in the company’s investigation. She wrote, “We were told to trust the process, trust in decision-makers like Marian Croak to look out for our best interests. But these decisions were made behind our backs.”Gebru and Mitchell had been co-leading the ethics in artificial intelligence team for almost two years. They criticized the company for its lack of diversity and expressed concern that the company might be censoring criticism of its products. On Friday, Google announced that it is introducing some changes into its research and diversity policies after an investigation into Gebru’s dismissal. In an email sent to employees, Jeff Dean apologized for mishandling Gebru’s departure from the company. “I heard and acknowledge what Dr. Gebru’s exit signified to female technologists, to those in the Black community and other underrepresented groups who are pursuing careers in tech, and to many who care deeply about Google’s responsible use of AI. It led some to question their place here, which I regret,” he stated.The back-to-back termination of company’s leading women researchers has caused many within the scientific community to question ethics of conducting research with the world’s leading technology companies.After the dismissal, hundreds of employees signed a letter in support of the women, prompting the company’s Chief Executive, Sundar Pichai to respond and apologize for the way the two were made to exit the company.Google hires top scientists and researchers with promises to give them research liberty, but their limits are often tested as researchers constantly write about adverse effects of technology and offer undesirable opinions on their products. Do you think the women were dismissed unfairly? Let us know in the comments and like our page for more updates on the matter.
Social media has its set of disadvantages, but it’s just a platform where over 1 billion users share pictures and their daily rituals with friends and family to stay connected and informed at the end of the day. Instagram and Twitter are social portals where celebrities stay in touch with their audiences and get instant feedback on their work. Despite having a bundle of advantages, some people can’t handle it for too long. Social media platforms emphasize perfectionism and have led many impressionable minds to doom with toxicity and negative endorsements. It adds pressure on users to look flawless and filtered all the time,taking away from their humanity, which can lead to the worsening of the mental health of some people.Studies have proven that Instagram is one hell of a toxic platform, as it slaughters your self-esteem and shatters your confidence like no other. It has changed the perception of beauty and set questionable beauty standards that are humanly impossible to maintain. Thereby, if Instagram has caused you any mental stress and you wish to get rid of your account, you should know that you have that option available. All you have to do is follow some basic instructions which may help you disable your account either temporarily or permanently. However, you should know that if you go ahead with the deletion, all your data will be gone forever. You won’t be able to recover the photos or followers back again. In fact, even the username will be done and dusted.Hence, before making the big decision, always know that you can tighten your privacy or limit your usage or continue reading our full guide and follow the instructions. Some people temporarily disable their account instead of deleting it –this protects their personal data and history. You can always choose to temporarily disable your Instagram account and live with the decision for a couple of days until you’re ready to take the plunge. Steps To Delete or Deactivate an Instagram Account or How to Delete Instagram AccountSo how do you delete Instagram account?Of course, the first step is to log in to your Instagram account using the computer or mobile browser and enter your password. The key here is that you can’t delete your account using the Instagram app. It’s quite strange, but it is what it is. Don’t forget to store Instagram dataNow find in the drop down menu and click on the Delete Your Account Page in the Settings.Click on the drop-down menu and select an answer for the “Why are you deleting your account” question.You’ll be asked to re-enter your password so make sure you remember it.That’s it – your account will be permanently deleted once your press the “Delete Instagram Account” option. That’s how you permanently delete your Instagram account.Again – if you’re not entirely sure and it’s a spur of the moment kind of a deal, only temporarily deactivate the account using your web browser. Find some air to breathe and come back after a couple of days to make the final decision. Like, we already have so many regrets in life, why add another one to that list?Instagram still has some redeemable traits, so we’ve asked you to think twice; but when it comes to Facebook and Facebook data, we’d actually urge you to quit the platform. Look, we understand that it’s an easy way to stay connected to your relatives and friends, but there are so many other apps available for it now. When this social media platform was initially formed, it was great, but now privacy settings and other problems have emerged that are honestly the worst, super shady, and complicated. Anyway, like any other platform, Facebook also offers you the option to temporarily disable the account (click temporarily disable my account in the bottom) so that you can cool off before concluding. But we recommend that you go for the permanent delete. Show Zuckerberg that he’s got to work on those privacy issues; otherwise, he’ll lose more users like you. You should know that once you delete Facebook, you’ll also lose Messenger – but you always have WhatsApp, if you know what we mean. The steps to delete your Facebook account or account deletion are simple. You first have to delete the app from your phone. But remember that deleting that app doesn’t equal to deleting the Facebook account. Next, you’ll have to sign in from your browser and Facebook will provide you with a list of tasks to consider before you make the ultimate decision. For instance, you might be asked to download all of your data so that you can save it for later. You might even be asked to hand your duties over to another admin if you were in charge of a group or a page. And finally, you’ll click on that holy option and get the hell out of there… for good. Enter your password and select the ‘Continue’ option, and then ding ding ding, it will be gone forever. Apparently, Facebook takes 90 days to completely erase your data and you still get 30 days to reactivate your account—but those are all traps, so you must not fall for them. Just delete the account and never look back. The place is toxic and it lowers your IQ by constantly dragging you into nonsensical dramas. We could tell you how to cancel your deletion request, but we won’t because we know what’s better for you. So delete Facebook account now!Another account that you can delete today if you want is Pornhub (one of the porn sites). Basically, if you wish to delete the premium subscription of your account, you can do that quite easily, both deactivation and deletion but make sure you don’t decide to reactivate your account too soon. Simply go to the Settings and click on Manage Subscription. The first step will be to cancel the premium subscription and after you’re done with that, you can find your way out by clicking on the delete account option. Be aware that once you click on delete the account, all of your information, like user profile data, sharing data, and information of a related account with be no longer accessible. In case you choose to revive your account on Pornhub Premium, you’ll have to sign up from a new account because your information from the previous account would already be gone. Ready to cancel your account?So make your decisions carefully – if you want to delete Instagram and Facebook or your premium subscription to Pornhub account. With Facebook, you unfortunately still have a 30-day cool off period, but the other two platforms delete your information instantly and for good. For more information regarding social media platforms, delete Snapchat, delete Twitter account, how to reactivate Instagram, deactivating social media, how to delete Instagram account on iPhone, make sure you’ve liked our Facebook page (the irony will kill us someday).
What do you think about the idea of having a mobile system with more than three screens?Well, Expanscape has created a prototype of a laptop called Aurora 7 consisting of not just three but seven screens in total, taking multitasking to a whole new level!The company is all set to sell its Laptop prototype to the interested buyers. The seven-screen laptop also comes with a massive amount of power to support the operating system.Here’s everything you need to know about the revolutionary laptop device from Expanscape:Aurora 7 features six extra displays attached to its enormous black box, extending out in all the directions away from the main screen, like a transformer of sorts. Each screen displays its own applications and windows. Riding along with the main and central 17.3-inch screen featuring a 4K resolution display are three other screens of the same size and resolution quality. The rest of the three screens are single auxiliary 7" screen laptop displaying a resolution of 1920 x 12000. The entire laptop weighs around 12 kilograms (26-pound) with a depth of about 4.3 inches, so it’s certainly not a kind of laptop you would want to carry it to office or college.Related: Toshiba bids farewell to the laptop industry! The multi-screen system is gradually increasing in demand, especially at the current times when people are working from home due to the pandemic. Now the first thing that comes to your mind after reading “Seven screens” is the bad laptop hinges! Well, only a few of the companies tackle the hinges effectively with one screen attached, let alone a laptop with seven screens. It won’t be a surprise if you face a similar problem with Aurora 7.Aurora 7 prototype is created for very exclusive applications and users whose job responsibilities include multitasking, such as content creators, security operations, designers and data scientists. This seven-screen laptop could come in handy for multitasking who at times need to carry their system along from place to another. Source: The VergeThe specs of newly-launched Expanscape’s laptop include Intel’s Core i9 - 9900K CPU, 64GB of DDR4-2666 memory, Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1060 graphic card, two PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 SSDs, 2TB 7200RPM hard drive and one 2.5 inches MLC SSD. The system consists of all latest connectivity technologies such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GbE and USB. Given that the laptop uses somewhat spacious chassis, the creators mentions that it can use multiple platforms, such as AMD’s Ryzen 9 3950X or Intel’s Core i9-10900K.Related: You can now buy world's first 5G laptop! In addition to its impressive internal specs, the Expanscape’s Aurora 7 prototype consists of two internal batteries. With 82Wh capacity, the main internal battery is capable to power the system itself. The secondary battery features a 148Wh capacity and is exclusively used to power just the screens. The total battery life of the entire system is around 2 hours and 20 minutes; obviously, it will be much lower under high loads.Source: TomsguideAs of now, Aurora 7 laptops are just prototypes and not ready for commercial use. However, the company is intending to build them exclusively for those who are interested and agree to pay its hefty price.Related: Don't close laptops with a camera cover attached - Warns Apple! The price of this gadget hasn’t been made public yet. The company will ask buyers to sign a nondisclosure agreement that will prevent them from sharing its price publicly. Well, that doesn’t look good for our bank accounts! For more information about Espanscape’s Aurora 7 price and discount, like our Facebook page now.